How To Give Back Locally


Through COVID-19, many people are interested in giving back directly to their local community. There are several opportunities to donate or volunteer in your neighborhood through food banks, churches, drop off locations, and more. Please see the list below for a sampling of places to donate.

Walkersville/Glade Valley

  • Glade Valley Food Bank located at Walkersville Town Hall
  • Hours of Donations – 24 hours a day
  • Donation bin located at back entrance. It is best to donate outside operation time to avoid interfering with lines.You can mail/deliver donations via Amazon, Walmart, etc. 
  • Hours of Operation – Monday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm and Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • 21 West Frederick St., Walkersville, MD 21793



  • Jefferson Food Bank located at St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Hours of donations – 24 hours a day
    • Donation bin at food bank. If you have a large donation, please call ahead to schedule.
  • Hours of operation – 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 9:00am – 11:30am
  • Contact information –  717-448-2944
  • 3831 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson MD 21755



  • Mt. Zion AME
  • Hours of donations – Just through Church and volunteers
  • Call for information: 301-834-7221
  • 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD 21758



  • Middletown Valley Food Bank at Old Municipal Building
  • Hours of Donations and Operations – Wednesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm 
  • Monetary donations can be sent to MVFB Treasurer 206 Cone Branch Drive Middletown, MD 
  • Contact: Phyllis Thompson 301-371-9429
  • 301 West Main Street, Middletown, MD 21769



  • Hours of Donations & Operation, By Appointment
  • Please contact Jo Ostby for location and more information, 240-529-4815,



  • Hours of donations – 24 hours a day
  • Small donations on porch. For large donations, please call ahead to schedule time
  • Hours of operation – Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 301-834-9718
  • Temporary Location: American Legion Post 96, 18 South Maple Avenue, Brunswick 21716
  • Regular Location (Building Currently Closed): 601 East Potomac Street, Brunswick MD 21716



  • Emmitsburg Food Bank
  • Hours of donations  & Operations – Monday and Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 11:00am
  • Food can also be dropped off in bags on the front porch of the food bank. 
  • For donations outside of hours of operation, please call 717-642-6963.
  • Monetary donations can be mailed to: Emmitsburg Food Bank, P.O. Box 898, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-0898
  • NEW ADDRESS: 130 S. Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727



  • Thurmont Food Bank
  • Hours of donations – 24 hours a day
  • Non-perishables scan be left in shopping cart
  • Perishables can be dropped off Thursday & Friday between 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Hours of operation – Tuesdays 5:00pm – 7:30pm and Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Drive Thru available during COVID-19
  • Monetary donations can be mailed to: Thurmont Food Bank, P.O. Box 74, Thurmont, MD 21788
  • Contact information: 301-712-5356
  • 10 Frederick Road, Thurmont MD 21788


St. Peter’s Food Pantry, Union Bridge


Frederick Community Action Agency

  • Frederick Community Action Agency Food Bank
  • Hours of donations – 24 hours a day
  • Place in blue bin at loading dock
  • Food and other donations accepted
  • Hours of operation – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 301-600-1506
  • 100 South Market Street, Frederick MD 21702

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